A July 4th Virtual Celebration and Other Offerings From the Reagan Foundation and Institute

 

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

As we head into the 4th of July weekend, let’s remember President Reagan’s words from 1981 when he said, “We’re happy and proud because we’re free, and we know the best of America is yet to be…If we stick together and remain true to our ideals, we can be sure that America’s greatest days lie ahead. Happy Fourth of July!” Since we cannot all be together this year in celebration, we recommend checking out of very first virtual 4th of July celebration, which will be broadcast on our YouTube channel at 10:00 a.m. pacific this Saturday. Patriotic music, American Flag facts and trivia, and remarks from our Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin lookalikes. We hope to see you there!

A VIRTUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, JULY 4TH, 2020
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

President Reagan and Nancy Reagan during a trip to New York and the Opening Ceremonies of Liberty Weekend on Governors Island. 7/3/1986

With COVID19 restrictions changing the way our nation celebrates, this year the Reagan Foundation is offering a virtual 4th of July celebration. The two-hour virtual program includes monologues from Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln and Ben Franklin. Betsy Ross will share lessons and fun facts about the American Flag. Musical performances include the “National Anthem” and “God Bless America.” We will also have fun family activities you can download right from our website and even our first ever Independence Day Costume Contest!

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT

Students in the Discovery Center Oval Office at the Reagan Library

When President Reagan was elected in November of 1980, students from around the country wrote to express their hopes for the future, and offered suggestions about what they felt the newly elected president should focus upon during his administration. In this lesson, students can look at letters from 1980, and are encouraged to write their own letters to the President. In fact, if you ever wanted to create something that ends up in a museum, write to the president. All letters become a part of the National Archives.

JOURNALISM & THE SUPREME COURT:
NINA TOTENBERG CONVERSATION

Award-winning NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

Award-winning NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg discusses the state of journalism in America, the institutional changes impacting the Supreme Court, and the classic Reagan story of her first encounter with #40.

REAGAN ARCHIVES

Fireworks near the Statue of Liberty during the Opening Ceremonies of Liberty Weekend Governors Island. 7/3/1986

President Reagan’s Address to the Nation on Independence Day. 7/4/86

INDEPENDENCE IS STILL WORTHY FIGHTING FOR

President Reagan speaking at podium while attending the Bicentennial Celebration of the U.S. Constitution at the U.S. Capitol. 9/16/1987

Independence day is this weekend! Most of us know that Independence Day celebrates the day America declared our independence from England in 1776.

But what President Reagan knew is that the independence we won on battlefields like Lexington and Concord, Trenton and Brandywine, would need to be defended for as long as our flag flies.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” he said, long before he became president. “We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

If you believe our independence is still worth fighting for, please support The Reagan Foundation and Institute in honor of Independence Day.


FROM THE REAGAN LIBRARY MUSEUM STORE

A photographic tribute to our beloved 40th President

REAGAN MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE
A photographic tribute to our beloved 40th President, matted in blue suede with the Presidential Seal. The quote reads “Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.” 23″ X 21″.

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MONDAY MINUTE IN THE ARCHIVES

President Reagan and Nancy Reagan waving from the limousine during the Inaugural Parade in Washington DC. 1/20/1981

INAUGURAL OUTFITS
In this Monday Minute in the Archives we feature the outfits worn by the Reagans during the 1981 Inauguration.

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